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The Polar Museum (Polarmuseet)

Sondre Tollbugt. 11 | Postboks 900, Tromso 9259, Norway
+47 77 68 43 73
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  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
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Sondre Tollbugt. 11 | Postboks 900, Tromso 9259, Norway
+47 77 68 43 73
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The museum it self is very old-fashioned and hardly features any translation. You get an worn-out paper print with all the translations. The objects itself are presentated in a very old-fashioned way. The museum focuses on hunting and the exploration of the North Pole. However,...More

Thank René M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This museum is located in the Tromsø town centre. There are plenty of information about the history of fishing and hunting in the Artic region. The visitor's experience could be improved by adding more descriptions in English, an audioguide would be advisable. Reading the notebook...More

Thank SergioForce
Reviewed 4 days ago

An excellent museum which left you understanding everything that you needed to know about polar exploration.

Thank James R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This museum was really informative and shed a lot of light on the history of sealing and whaling. You learn a lot about polar exploration and despite all displays not being in English as well, you will be given an English guidebook full of information.

Thank Becky D
Reviewed 5 days ago

Thankfully we went with a guide as most of the written information is not in English , but the displays were very good and you could touch them feel the different in the animals Fur it’s based over 3 floors with no lift but nice...More

Thank kaz7779
Reviewed 5 days ago

It looks small on the outside, but this little museum is filled with interesting history and stories about polar exploration. Artefacts from expeditions, biographical information about explorers, replicas of living conditions, etc. are all interesting. It is easy to spend an hour or two here....More

Thank binduAustralia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fortunately we had a guided tour of this place which made it so much more interesting! Most of the picture, exhibits etc. had signage in Norwegian - very very few had English & German script.

Thank WembleyMay76
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Polar Museum in November in Tromso and found it quite exciting. There was info. on The Arctic exploration, seal hunting for necessity and Arctic life.

Thank malcolm1942
Reviewed 1 week ago

Learn about the hunting and exploration of the Norwegian peoples history, a lot of effort has been put into the displays, worth a visit, it is only small so can fit in the visit with 90 mins.

Thank Kerry H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Opportunity to find out more about people and place history, travelers and researchers, interesting exhibits and extensive explanations for them.

Thank Agris A
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22 July 2017|
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Response from strick52 | Reviewed this property |
We went with our one year old. She wasn't interested in much, but it's a casual place and no one minded her crawling around a bit. Older children would likely be interested in the stuffed animals and model boats.
8 May 2016|
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Response from CarolWestSussex | Reviewed this property |
The website indicates that the museum will be open between 9.00 and 18.00 and the walk from the ferry terminal is short, about 15 minutes. Enjoy!
8 May 2016|
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Response from bellad0nna99 | Reviewed this property |
We visited the museum in November on a Sunday. If it was open then I am sure ut will be open in summer. Its an easy walk